Urban Natural Homes February 19, 2013

Urban Walks: The King County Regional Trail System


It’s that time of year when we start itchin’ to get outside and talk a real walk. Who cares about a little rain? Well the King County Regional Trail System has us covered. This immense system of trails encompasses the entire range of King County. And whereas the city parks trails are generally nice for shorter walks, the King County system includes long distance trails that really allow you to stretch your legs.

The following is from their website:

The King County Regional Trail System is one of the nation's most extensive multi-use off-road systems with over 175 miles of trails for bicycling, hiking, walking, and horseback riding. The RTS spans an area from Bothell to Auburn and Seattle to the Cascades. The system provides extensive opportunities for recreation and non-motorized mobility and commuting throughout King County. And the RTS continues to grow! King County is actively planning and developing a planned network of regional trails totaling more than 300 miles in length. If you are looking for alternative ways to get around our region, enjoy nature, and live a healthier lifestyle, check out King County's regional trails!

The trails include Burke Gilman, Cedar River, East Lake Sammamish, Green River, Interurban, Marymoor Connector, Sammamish River, Soos Creek, and Snoqualmie Valley. Stay tuned for further posts where we will explore each of these in more detail!

The King County Regional Trail System